PG | | Animation, Adventure, Family
A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.
Laputa is based off of a levitating island in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. However the film had to have "Laputa" taken out of the titles in Spain and severl other Latin and South American countries because "la puta," in Spanish literally ... ...
Young man, query, have you seen a little girl around here?
Pazu: Uh... let me see now... Yeah! There're about a hundred little girls in this town. Which one?
Louis: Thanks... for *nothing*, kid!
When Pazu sets off with Dola and her sons to rescue Sheeta from Muska and the army, he is wearing goggles that he had put on moments earlier. When they take off on their Flaptors, one moment the goggles are above Pazu's eyes, then a bit later on, as they rise into the air, they are covering his eyes, only to be back above his eyes again a bit later.
The end credits show the remains of the castle Laputa floating on Earth's orbit.
$1,315,182 (France) (17 January 2003)
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